Great Expectations


Great Expectations is a three-part adaptation by Sarah Phelps of the Charles Dickens’s 1861 novel of the same name, starring Ray Winstone as Magwitch, Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham, Douglas Booth as Pip, Vanessa Kirby as Estella and David Suchet as Jaggers.

The story follows the life of an orphan named Pip, who lives with his cruel sister and her kind-hearted husband, Joe. One day, Pip encounters an escaped convict in the marshes and helps him. Later, Pip is invited to the house of the eccentric Miss Havisham, where he falls in love with her adopted daughter, Estella. With the help of a mysterious benefactor, Pip moves to London to pursue his dream of becoming a gentleman and win Estella’s heart. However, his expectations and aspirations lead him to make mistakes and suffer the consequences.


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